EP 679 Alentejo, a Wine Region in Portugal

Gary Vaynerchuk tastes three wines from Alentejo and discusses the varietals found in this underrated region.

Wines tasted in this episode:

2006 Cartuxa Pera Manca WhiteAlentejo
2006 Esporao Reserva RedAlentejo
2006 J Portugal Ramos Vila Santa RedAlentejo

Links mentioned in today’s episode.

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luca bercelli

92/100

lines of the day – ’15 bones and 92 points – that means DRIVE to your local wine store’ and ‘I feel like Portugal has slipped me a little roofie’

GV on top form talking about one of his favourite subjects…Portuguese wines.

Tags: Alentejo, Portugal, red, review, white, wine, wines

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  • Wimby

    Wear the mic; you need to move up in sophistication…you show is gaining popularity.

  • Wimby

    Wear the mic; you need to move up in sophistication…you show is gaining popularity.

  • Fredo

    Can someone please write the grape varities in the 06 Esporao Reserva?

  • Fredo

    Can someone please write the grape varities in the 06 Esporao Reserva?

  • ClingF18

    Go for it Gary! Wear the mic. Technology is good.

  • ClingF18

    Go for it Gary! Wear the mic. Technology is good.

  • http://halfpap.blogspot.com/ Dominus

    Fredo: I’ll do it when I get home today (Monday). It’s good so I highly recommend it for what it’s worth.

  • http://halfpap.blogspot.com/ Dominus

    Fredo: I’ll do it when I get home today (Monday). It’s good so I highly recommend it for what it’s worth.

  • http://halfpap.blogspot.com/ Dominus

    Fredo: Made with Trincadeira, Aragonês and Cabernet Sauvignon, with 20 yr old vines, this is the flagship wine of the company, matured in new American oak barrels for 12 months, followed by 12 months in bottle

  • http://halfpap.blogspot.com/ Dominus

    Fredo: Made with Trincadeira, Aragonês and Cabernet Sauvignon, with 20 yr old vines, this is the flagship wine of the company, matured in new American oak barrels for 12 months, followed by 12 months in bottle

  • http://halfpap.blogspot.com/ Dominus

    Plus Aliconte Bouchet?

  • http://halfpap.blogspot.com/ Dominus

    Plus Aliconte Bouchet?

  • rowland

    qotd; no, do the mike only when you do remote stuff. in your office the camera works fine.

  • rowland

    qotd; no, do the mike only when you do remote stuff. in your office the camera works fine.

  • thefaamakesmedrink

    Gary,

    QOTD: No.

    Regards,

    The Republican Party

  • thefaamakesmedrink

    Gary,

    QOTD: No.

    Regards,

    The Republican Party

  • JayZee

    Interesting show about a region that I am completely unfamiliar with. I will have to try some Alentejo soon.

    QOTD: I don’t think you need the mic when in the office but whenever you are on location, you definitely need to use the mic.

  • JayZee

    Interesting show about a region that I am completely unfamiliar with. I will have to try some Alentejo soon.

    QOTD: I don’t think you need the mic when in the office but whenever you are on location, you definitely need to use the mic.

  • Jayhitek

    QOTD: Try it! Why not!?

  • Jayhitek

    QOTD: Try it! Why not!?

  • wannaBconnoisseur

    Interesting show, never heard of this region.

    Q- NO

  • wannaBconnoisseur

    Interesting show, never heard of this region.

    Q- NO

  • http://snohomishhomepricing.com/ gil peralta

    I think you sound great without a mic. I would like to hear Mott more however :-)!! Effin love you, keep it up yo!!!!!!!!

  • http://snohomishhomepricing.com gil peralta

    I think you sound great without a mic. I would like to hear Mott more however :-)!! Effin love you, keep it up yo!!!!!!!!

  • Adrian

    Portugese wines are like non existence in Malaysia but maybe I wasn’t looking hard enough. Gary a request, can you try Vida Nova? A pal of mine is a great fan of Cliff and I’m trying to get him to WLTV and maybe by tasting Vida Nova might just do the trick…

  • Adrian

    Portugese wines are like non existence in Malaysia but maybe I wasn’t looking hard enough. Gary a request, can you try Vida Nova? A pal of mine is a great fan of Cliff and I’m trying to get him to WLTV and maybe by tasting Vida Nova might just do the trick…

  • chukhead-ted

    you dont need a mic, but i am in favor of turning up the volume since the volume doesn’t go too high on my computer. thanks!

  • chukhead-ted

    you dont need a mic, but i am in favor of turning up the volume since the volume doesn’t go too high on my computer. thanks!

  • Seb

    Dear Gerry,

    Love the show. I am a longtime winenerd and you just drank my “housewine” the Esporao from Alentejo. Glad you liked it just as much as i do.
    Lots of succes and congr. on the little one.

    Seb Hahn

  • Seb

    Dear Gerry,

    Love the show. I am a longtime winenerd and you just drank my “housewine” the Esporao from Alentejo. Glad you liked it just as much as i do.
    Lots of succes and congr. on the little one.

    Seb Hahn

  • Rich

    No to the mike, you sound great without it. Use it when you are on the road as the sound is generally poor then

  • Rich

    No to the mike, you sound great without it. Use it when you are on the road as the sound is generally poor then

  • Fabricio

    Gary, PLEASE never do another Alentejo special. This wine region is one of the best kept secrets in the wine world and let’s keep it that way, lest prices triple. From there I suggest you try these two: “Monte do Pintor” and “Vinha do Moura”. (By the way, the “j” in Alentejo is pronounced as in “jonas”, not the Spanish way. Cheers)

  • Fabricio

    Gary, PLEASE never do another Alentejo special. This wine region is one of the best kept secrets in the wine world and let’s keep it that way, lest prices triple. From there I suggest you try these two: “Monte do Pintor” and “Vinha do Moura”. (By the way, the “j” in Alentejo is pronounced as in “jonas”, not the Spanish way. Cheers)

  • Maria do Carmo

    Portuguese wine rocks! Alentejo area is my favorite and my son’s ….. Since I live in Florida I thank my cousin and his wife who are always shipping me wine to satisfy our “saudades”…. it is a well kept secret.

  • Maria do Carmo

    Portuguese wine rocks! Alentejo area is my favorite and my son’s ….. Since I live in Florida I thank my cousin and his wife who are always shipping me wine to satisfy our “saudades”…. it is a well kept secret.

  • Ricardo

    hi, being portuguese, i really enjoyed to see this show, i had no idea that the Alentejo wines were so popular outside our country, try the “Cortes de Cima” wine, and all of that winnery, also try one of the cheapest and best wines we have here “EA” gratz on the show and keep finding out more about our regions, cause Alentejo is not the only region that has great wines here ;)

  • portugalol

    Hey Gary!

    No love lost but that is the most screwed up pronouciation of Alentejo I've ever heard. Because i can't help being a cool guy, here's a cheat to say the name of this Portuguese region like a native would!

    a[cacia]
    len[s]
    te[rrorist]
    ju[venile]

    Now, Minho and Dao are two words that have sounds specific to Portuguese and not found in English so I will forgive your inaccuracies in both but I know you can say Douro!

    Do[me]
    Ru[ral]

    Not Duero like those idiots in Spain use to say! (jk love Spain and Spanish peeps)

    KUTG and get some more Portuguese wine in the show.

  • ricardo

    Hi, great show, i really enjoyed to see this show.Portuguese, and specially, Alentejo wines rocks! You have to try “Dona Maria”, “Guadelim” from Herdade do Pico and “Madrugada” from Viniale. In the white ones you have to try “Fargela Antão Vaz” and “Amantis”. Cheers

  • TSchlendorfBMG

    Thanks to all who enjoyed the Esporao Reserva. Become a fan of us today on Facebook to learn more about these wines and the company, some great videos of winemaker David Baverstock as well: http://www.facebook.com/EsporaoWinesUSA

    Full Disclosure: Benson Marketing Group is the PR agency representing Esporao in the US.

  • John__J

    qotd: No

  • Anonymous

    Not sure I have tried these wines. QOTD-yes mic it. http://www.winelx.com

  • luca bercelli

    92/100

    lines of the day – ’15 bones and 92 points – that means DRIVE to your local wine store’ and ‘I feel like Portugal has slipped me a little roofie’

    GV on top form talking about one of his favourite subjects…Portuguese wines.

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